Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies with butterscotch chips

I went to my first cookie exchange last night.  The rule for the party was to bring 7 dozen of one kind of cookie and leave with 7 dozen of a huge assortment of cookies.  The hostess also compiled all of the recipes and gave them out in cute red and green folders.  I am mighty tempted to plate those cookies and post them ALL for you.   Have you ever been tempted like that?  To take the easy way?

Luckily, I had these photos all ready to go of cookies that I made.  I haven’t made Oatmeal Scotchies in ages.   I was in a menu rut and was asking input from a couple of my sons.  This is what they requested.  I use the recipe that was printed in Best Recipes from the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars.  I don’t have the book anymore, but I made sure to copy this one down before I got rid of it.  (Don’t ask me about my on-going cookbook regret….I hate getting rid of any, but space often dictates that I do). This particular recipe calls for orange extract which I do not have in the house right now.  I did, however, have lemon.  Interesting change.  The amount of extract was so small that there was only a hint of lemon in the cookies.  No one complained, so I guess it was an acceptable substitution.

Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies with butterscotch chips

 

Oatmeal Scotchies
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • ½ tsp vanilla or orange extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ cups oatmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 package butterscotch chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, water and extract and mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add.
  4. Stir in chips.
  5. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

 

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